Welcome to Scarborough Downs Harness Race Track!
Welcome to Scarborough Downs Harness Race Track, Maine's best bet for live harness racing action since 1950! We are entering our 63rd year of business in beautiful Scarborough, Maine, offering exciting racing from March 30 - December 22, 2013, with simulcasting of thoroughbred and harness tracks from around North America, 7 days a week, 363 days a year, noon-midnight!
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Gary Mosher's Three Wins!
Driver Gary Mosher held the hot hand at the Downs on Friday (5/17) with three wins on the 9-race program! In race 6, he had a win with BAD BOY NAMED SUE, above, a 7-year-old pacer trained by Lonnie Lefebvre. Congratulations! The race was dedicated to the Biddeford 50 Plus Club, a group of Biddeford residents who planned an outing at the track today! We enjoyed hosting them! Photo by Michael Newman.
Three for Chris Long!
Congratulations to driver Chris Long for his 3 wins on Sunday's 10-race program! Win #3 was with RINTINTIN, above, a 6-year-old mare owned by the Ben Bill & Will Stable of Carmel, Maine and trained by Michael Hitchcock. Lots of moms came out to the races today for Mother's Day -- hope you all had fun! Congratulations! Photo by Michael Newman
Johnny Z in the Free For All
Congratulations to Johnny Z (with driver Shawn Thayer) for his victory in the $5,500 Free For All Pace on Saturday (5/11). Johnny Z, owned by Kevin Gee of Portland, ME and trained by Randy Bickmore, paced the mile in 1:55.3! Congratulations! Photo by Derek Davis.
Big John C in the Finale
In the last race of the day on Friday (5/10), BIG JOHN C (with driver Gary Mosher) knocked it out of the park, pacing the mile in 1:56.2, the fastest clocking of the day! The handsome 8-year-old gelding, owned by Megan A. and Gerald G. Laughlin of Gorham, ME, had his 30th career win! For Mosher, it was a driving triple on the program. Congratulations! See all the day's results here. Photo by Michael Newman.
Also congrats to Victory Tax for career win #40 on Friday!
Three for Bickmore, Two for Deslandes
Sun., 5/5: Congratulations to Randy Bickmore for his three training wins on the program at the Downs on Sunday! Driver Dan Deslandes drove two of those to victory for Bickmore - above, he's aboard Townline Christie, a 5-year-old mare owned by Richard Knight of Westbrook. Look at her fly! Congratulations to all! Photo by Derek Davis
Derby Day Do Gooders At Scarborough Downs!
Derby Day! Driver Bo Sowers played the leading role on the raceway Saturday, winning two of the three divisions of the Maine Amateur Drivers Club competition; these races all named the Boston Strong Pace. Read the press release here. Photo by Michael Newman
Read the press release here. Photo by Michael
More Derby Photos will be posted here Sunday and on Facebook!
The Maine Amateur Driving Club is Gearing Up for Derby Day's Boston Strong Pace!
Driver Brewster Burns had a fabulous win with the Randy Bickmore-trainee, INTHEPOCKETHISTIME on Sunday in Race 5, one of the Maine Amateur Driving Club races. Next week, for Kentucky Derby Day (Saturday, May 4th), The MADC will be sponsoring two splits of the Boston Strong Pace in which the MADC drivers will donate their 5% commission earned to help the victims of the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings. We hope fans will come out on Derby Day to support this worthy cause and cheer on these drivers! Photo by Derek Davis.
Pacer of the Year Malek Hanover For the Win!
2011 Pacer of the Year, MALEK HANOVER , (with driver Ron Cushing) gave a stellar performance in race 10 on Saturday, the mile timed in 1:55.2, one of the fastest clockings of the season! Kudos to trainer Bo Sowers - Congratulations! Photo by Michael Newman
Players Ball wins
the Free For All!
Congratulations to PLAYERS BALL and driver/trainer Mike DeRuntz for the win on Friday in the $5,500 Free For All. This is the 3rd win of the season - congrats to all the connections! Photo by Michael Newman.
Real Special races fastest time of the season in Sunday's Free For All
Sunday, 4/21: Driver Drew Campbell maneuvers REAL SPECIAL (#5) to the wire, just whiskers apart from PLAYERS BALL and driver Michael DeRuntz in Sunday's $5,500 Free For All, the mile timed in 1:55.2, the fastest clocking of the season thus far! This was the third win on the day's program for Campbell, who is now firmly planted at the TOP of the Leaders Board with 20 wins for the season, edging out Gary Mosher. Congratulations to all! A great race! Photo by Michael Newman.
Also congratulations to Four Starz Trump for career win #40 on Sunday!
Sunday, 4/14: The fastest mile timed thus far this racing season -- 1:56.1 -- was achieved by two race horses and two drivers on one day, Sunday, at the Downs: IN TONY'S HONOR, a 4-year-old gelding (trained by Gretchen Athearn) hit it first in Race 6, with driver Mark Athearn. And not to be outdone, JOHNNY Z, a 7-year-old gelding (trained by Randy Bickmore), followed suit in Race 8, the $5,500 Free For All, with driver Shawn Thayer. Way to go guys! Photos by Derek Davis.
Three for Campbell!
Saturday 4/13: Driver Drew Campbell held the hot hand at The Downs on Saturday with three wins on the day's 10-race program. Win #3 happened in Race 9 with GRANDMA FINN, above, a 6-year-old mare owned by Suzanne Christensen of Auburn, ME. Congratulations! See all the days results here. Photo by Derek Davis.
Also congratulations to driver Shane Taggart for 2 wins on Saturday 4/13
Scootin' in the Rain!
Driver Steve Nason expertly steers 3-year-old filly SCOOTIN KEEFE to victory in Race 8 on a wet and rainy Friday at the Downs. It was one of three wins for Nason on the 11-race program, and two in a row for the Gordon DuBois, Sr., trainee! Congratulations to all! Photo by Michael Newman
Congratulations to the Birthday Boy!
Congratulations to driver Drew Campbell for his two driving wins on Sunday's program .... on his birthday! One of those wins was in the $5,500 Free For All Trot with 2011 and 2012 Trotter of the Year, Victory Tax, pictured above, a 7-year-old gelding owned by Kyle Gibbs of Brooks, ME and trained by Stephen Vafiades. Congratulations to all! See the day's race results here. Photo by Michael Newman.
DeRuntz Denies Mosher His Six-pack on Saturday
Saturday, 4/6: Players Ball and driver Michael DeRuntz stop the Gary Mosher juggernaut, upsetting Wholly Louy on Saturday at Scarborough
The classy Optimist N a Winner for Trainer Bo Sowers
The classy 14-year-old, Optimist N, with driver Ron Cushing (on right), was the victor in Race 6 on Friday (4/5), giving Bo Sowers two training wins on the day's program! This makes Bo Sowers the meet's leading trainer right now with 6 training wins on the leaderboard! Way to go Bo! Photo by Michael Newman.
Horsemen Give Back to the Horses
Members of the
Nason Scores Three on Sunday!
Sunday 3/31: Driver Steve Nason held the hot hand at Scarborough Downs on Easter Sunday, engineering three wins for the day: Map of Hawaii (2:03), Miss Annalise (1:58.4), and Four Starz Skate (1:59), pictured above. Congratulations, Stevie! Read the release. Photo by Michael Newman.
Congratulations to track-record holder IPO Blue Chip (with Shawn Thayer) who scored the win in Sunday’s $5,500 Free For All event!
Armbro Brando: First Winner of the 2013 Season!
Sat., 3/30: Class came through in the opener as the venerable Armbro Brando vaulted to the early lead and refused to be passed, securing the 43rd victory of his illustrious career and handing Gary Mosher bragging rights as the first winner of the 2013 meeting, timed in 1:58.1. Armbro Brando, making his first start in the State of Read the press release. Phot o by Derek Davis
Read the press release. Phot
o by Derek Davis